ACTs Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is a standardized assessment program that allows postsecondary institutions to assess, evaluate, and enhance the outcomes of their general education programs. It is intended to confirm that students are adequately prepared for their upper-division coursework and to identify learning opportunities for both institutions and students.
CAAP offers six independent test modules: reading, writing skills, writing essay, mathematics, science, and critical thinking. About 400 institutions use CAAP, including public and private two-year and four-year schools, as well as technical and vocational schools.
Being part of the Voluntary System of Accountability project is a great opportunity for ACT, said Sandra Stewart, CAAP/Survey Services consultant, postsecondary assessment. We are excited to be a part of this initiative, as CAAP has been on the forefront of general education outcomes assessment and accountability for nearly 20 years.